Nelson Mandela, a great and inspiring world figure, a constant advocate of unity and peace, and a hero of our era, has passed away aged 95 after several years of .
The former South African president passed on peacefully in hospital, following a summer of recurring health issues and hospital visits.
This huge loss, undoubtedly, is already being felt and mourned across the world, with current president Jacob Zuma stating:
Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have lost a father.
“What made Nelson Mandela great was precisely what made him human. We saw in him what we seek in ourselves.”
World leaders, and peace and equality advocates alike today mourn this great loss and, I can only hope, will continue to look back on his life, practices, and beliefs as mantras worth repeating throughout the course of human history.